As rapidly evolving city skylines all over the world affirm, tall buildings are an increasingly vital solution to accommodate population growth sustainably in today’s urban areas. Whether it is residential, office, or mixed-use, the tower is both a statement of intent as well as the defining image for the modern global city.
With chapters penned by a team of more than fifty industry leaders whom are experts in their respective fields, the Tall Buildings Reference Book compiles invaluable information on an array of critical topics, written in a clear accessible style supported by more than 300 illustrations. A selection of 23 case studies highlight the latest, the most innovative, the greenest, and the most inspirational tall buildings being constructed today.
This unique resource addresses a range of interdisciplinary issues of building tall, beginning with the procurement stage, through the design and construction process, to cutting-edge technologies, and finally the building’s impact on its urban habitat. It is both a carefully curated source of information and inspiration for architects, engineers, and built-environment professionals, as well as an essential resource in academic and practice libraries.
Editor: David Parker and Antony Wood
Publisher: Routledge, 2013
ISBN13: 978-0415780414 ISBN: 0415780411
Hard cover with jacket, 512 pages, 9"W x 12"H
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